Category Archives: Worldbuilding

Gritty Stories, Humanizing Villains, and Narrative Consequences

Claudie Arseneault/ May 18, 2017/ Characters, City of Spires, Worldbuilding, Writing/ 0 comments

For as long as I remember, I have loved villains. It’s not really a surprise. Main characters usually are pretty bland and have telegraphed romances, while villains have rich motives, a lot of drive, and are so often coded as queer (and heck, often more precisely as aromantic and asexual). I lived for Redemption Arcs and absolutely loved novels who

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A Toe in the Amazing Land of Solarpunk

Claudie Arseneault/ February 1, 2015/ Inspiration and Ideas, Personal, Science, Varia, Viral Airwaves, Worldbuilding, Writing/ 3 comments

The first time I read the term “Solarpunk”, I got really excited. First before I was struggling to find a genre for Viral Airwaves, and this seemed like it might fit (it kind of does). Second because I am a big sucker for steampunk, and for new solar technologies. But what is solarpunk? It is a genre that reenvisions the future

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